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Utah State Hosts Colorado State For Homecoming Saturday

first_img Tags: Colorado State Football/Utah State Football FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLOGAN, Utah-As they return to Logan for Homecoming after a 23-17 win at San Diego State Saturday, the Utah State Aggies seek to improve to 3-1 for the second consecutive season and to 2-0 in Mountain West conference play as they host the Colorado State Rams.The Aggies are 31-18 all-time in Mountain West play and 17-7 at home, while also winning 42 of their last 60 conference games dating back to 2011.Utah State has won its last eight home games and the Aggies won 36 of their last 45 games at Logan. With a win over the Rams Saturday, Utah State will tie the squads from 1910-1912 and 1934-1936 for the fifth-longest home winning streak in school history.The high-scoring Aggies rank 22nd in scoring offense (40 points per game), fifth in passing offense (367 yards per contest), sixth in total offense (562.7 yards per game), seventh in sacks allowed (0.67 sacks per game), 14th in 3rd down conversions (52.2 percent) and 30th in red zone defense (72.7 percent).The Aggies are also tied for 41st nationally in scoring defense (20.7 points per game) with Marshall and Northwestern.Junior signal-caller Jordan Love ranks 32nd nationally with 1,003 passing yards and is 30th nationally in completion percentage (68.2 percent) as he has completed 88 of 129 passes for four touchdowns and three interceptions.Junior tailback Jaylen Warren ranks 20th nationally in yards per carry (7.1 yards per tote) and has 45 carries for 324 yards and four scores to lead the Aggies’ rushing attack.Utah State’s leading receivers are graduate student wide-out Siaosi Mariner (20 rec, 265 yards, 2 TD’s) and sophomore receiver Deven Thompkins (9 rec, 138 yards, 2 TD’s).  Defensively, junior defensive end Nick Heninger (2 sacks) and junior safety Shaq Bond and sophomore cornerback Andre Grayson have an interception apiece for the Aggies.The 1-3 Rams have been defeated by Colorado (31-52), Arkansas (34-55) and Toledo (35-41) and have only defeated FCS foe Western Illinois 38-13. Therefore, Colorado State seeks their first win against a fellow FBS opponent on the season.The Rams rank 43rd nationally in scoring offense (34.5 points per game), but 123rd in scoring defense (40.3 points per game). Against fellow FBS schools, Colorado State gives up 49.3 points per contest.Redshirt junior signal-caller Collin Hill completes 67.7 percent of his passes on the season (69-102) for 8 touchdowns and 2 interceptions for the Rams.Senior running back Marvin Kinsey Jr. ranks sixth nationally with 8.2 yards per carry (68 car, 556 yards, 2 TD’s). He is also second nationally in rushing yards and fourth in rushing yards per game (139 yards per contest) nationally.Freshman receiver Dante Wright (21 rec, 350 yards, 3 TD’s) and junior wide-out Warren Jackson (31 rec, 327 yards, 3 TD’s) rank 20th and 34th nationally respectively in receiving yards per game. Jackson is tied for fourth nationally (7.8 receptions per game) in receptions per contest with Pittsburgh’s Maurice Ffrench and Michael Pittman Jr. of USC.Defensively, junior defensive lineman Ellison Hubbard (3.5 sacks) leads the Rams. Sophomore linebacker Cam’ron Carter and senior defensive lineman Jan-Phillip Bombek have a forced fumble apiece for Colorado State as well.The Aggies are 54-32-2 all-time in Homecoming games and are 8-5-1 against Colorado State in Homecoming play. In 14 Homecoming games for the Aggies, the Rams are Utah State’s most common Homecoming game opponent.The Aggies and Rams meet for the 76th time in history Saturday with Colorado State leading the all-time series 39-34-2. Utah State’s only longer rivalries than with Colorado State are against Utah (112 games) and BYU (88 games).Utah State also netted nine votes in the polls Sunday, technically ranking them 35th nationally. Written by September 23, 2019 /Sports News – Local Utah State Hosts Colorado State For Homecoming Saturday Brad Jameslast_img read more

Hibiscus Petroleum to acquire Crown Discovery in the North Sea

first_img Image: Hibiscus Petroleum will acquire Crown Discovery in the North Sea. Photo: courtesy of C Morrison/Pixabay. Hibiscus Petroleum Berhad  (“Hibiscus Petroleum” or “the Company”) is pleased to announce that pursuant to its disclosure on 17 July 2019, its indirect wholly‐owned subsidiary, Anasuria Hibiscus UK Limited (“AHUK”), has entered into a conditional SPA to acquire License P2366, from United Oil & Gas PLC (“United”) and Swift Exploration Limited (“Swift”) (collectively referred to as “Sellers”) for a total cash consideration of up to USD5 million.The Blocks are located offshore in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea, approximately 250km northeast of Aberdeen.  The Blocks include the  Crown Discovery which consists of 2C  contingent resources that range between 4 to 8 million barrels of oil, subject to an independent 3rd party expert assessment.  The Blocks are located  12km south‐east of the Marigold  field, which together with the Sunflower field, was acquired by AHUK in October 2018.United and Swift were awarded License P2366 as part of the United Kingdom’s Oil and Gas Authority’s (“OGA”) 30th Licencing Round, in August 2018, and they each hold 95% and 5% participating interest respectively.AHUK holds 50% operated interest in Licence P198 Blocks 15/13a and 15/13b containing the Marigold and Sunflower oilfields respectively, in addition to 50% joint‐operating interests in the P013 license consisting of the Teal, Teal South and Guillemot A fields, as well as 19.3% non‐operating interest in the P185 licence consisting of the Cook field. The Teal, Teal South, Guillemot A and Cook fields which produce oil and gas to the Anasuria Floating Production Storage and Offloading facility are collectively known as the Anasuria Cluster. The Anasuria Cluster is located offshore in the United Kingdom sector of North Sea.Pursuant to further negotiations with the Sellers post execution of the earlier conditional non‐binding term sheet, the payment terms of the proposed acquisition of License P2366 would commence with a non‐refundable payment of USD0.1 million to the Sellers (unless the default is not due to AHUK) and a further USD0.9 million upon completion of the SPA.  Subject to further milestones being achieved post SPA completion, an additional sum of USD3 million will be paid within 7 business days of  the actual  date  of  approval  of  the  Marigold  Field  Development  Plan  (“FDP”)    which  includes  the development of the Crown discovery as part of the overall Marigold development (“FDP Approval”), by the relevant United Kingdom regulatory authority, which is expected to be received by the end of 2020. However, if FDP Approval is not achieved, or if the Marigold FDP submitted does not include the development of the Crown discovery,  AHUK may, at its discretion,  proceed with the USD3 million payment or transfer License P2366 back to the Sellers at nominal consideration without any further payment obligation. In addition, up to  USD1 million will be paid through an overriding royalty scheme once the Crown discovery has commenced production.Given its proximity to Marigold, the contemplated development of Crown is based on a single well subsea tieback to the Marigold field.The proposed consideration was arrived at on a similar basis to the consideration paid for the Marigold and Sunflower fields as they are seen as being accretive to the existing Marigold and Sunflower development.The proposed acquisition of  License  P2366 is subject to the receipt of OGA’s approval for the assignment of the license to AHUK and the appointment of AHUK as operator. If the conditions have not been fulfilled or waived by the parties by 31 December 2019 (or such later date no later than 31 March  2020  as the parties may mutually agree), the proposed acquisition would be  terminated according to the terms of the SPA. Source: Company Press Release Conditional Sale and Purchase Agreement (‘SPA’) executed to acquire North Sea Blocks 15/18d and 15/19b (‘License P2366’) for a total cash consideration of up to USD5 millionlast_img read more

Ocean City Yacht Club Hosting Blood Drive

first_imgThe American Red Cross is holding a blood drive at the  Ocean City Yacht Club at 100 Bay Road on Thursday, May 7.The blood drive will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For an appointment, call 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767). To register online visit and enter sponsor code: oc yacht club The American Red Cross will ensure proper COVID-19 protocols for the safety of the donors and club property. For questions, call Baron Schlachter at 302-388-5485.last_img

New roles at Brace’s bakery

first_imgWelsh bakery firm Brace’s has created 26 additional jobs after securing new business.The fourth-generation family-run bakery has created the new roles at its third Rogerstone-based site, which was previously owned by Warburtons. Brace’s took ownership of the premises back in February as the bread brand announced the closure of the South Wales facility, where 114 jobs were at risk.Jonathan Brace, director at Brace’s bakery, said: “Rogerstone currently produces for 12 hours a day, seven days a week, but will become operational for 24 hours a day, seven days a week following a period of recruitment and training for two additional shifts. This will provide a growth platform for Christmas and beyond.”Martin Pritchard, a current member of Brace’s workforce and ex-Warburtons staff worker, said: “There was all-round relief when Brace’s announced their takeover of the Rogerstone site, which was seamless, and now there is excitement surrounding the growth of production here.”Brace’s has operational facilities in Pen-y-Fan and Croespenmaen in Crumlin and the company currently achieves a £36m turnover, which has quadrupled in the last 10 years. It was the first UK bakery in the UK to receive the British Retail Consortium accreditation for excellent standards in bread manufacturing.last_img read more

Detailed guide: Local COVID Alert level: Medium

first_img Request an accessible format. You can also provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people inside someone’s home, where necessary. However, you must only meet indoors or in a larger group where it is reasonably necessary to provide care or assistance. This means you cannot meet socially indoors with someone who is vulnerable unless they are in your household or support bubble, or another exemption applies.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times. There is further guidance for those who provide unpaid care to friends or family.Support groupsSupport groups that have to be delivered in person can continue with up to 15 participants where officially organised to provide mutual aid, therapy or any other form of support. Support groups must be organised by a business, charity or public body and must not take place in a private home or garden. All participants should maintain social distancing. Examples of support groups include those that provide support to: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Arabic) a British national an Irish national anyone with residence rights in the UK If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests public and botanical gardens the grounds of a heritage site outdoor sculpture parks allotments public playgrounds outdoor sports venues and facilities outdoor hospitality venues outdoor attractions PDF, 235KB, 35 pages nanny cleaner tradesperson social care worker providing support to children and families Find out more about the red list travel ban countriesEveryone allowed to enter England who has visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days must: Jobcentre Plus sites courts and probation services civil registrations offices passport and visa services services provided to victims of crime waste or recycling centres getting an MOT (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Gujarati) PDF, 348KB, 36 pages Additional exemptionsThere are further reasonable excuses. For example, you may gather in larger groups or meet indoors: This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. for education, registered childcare, and supervised activities for children, see further information on education and childcare for arrangements where children do not live in the same household as both their parents or guardians to allow contact between birth parents and children in care, as well as between siblings in care for prospective adopting parents to meet a child or children who may be placed with them to place or facilitate the placing of a child or children in the care of another by social services for the purpose of managing childcare through a childcare bubble Elite sportspeopleElite sportspeople (or those on an official elite sports pathway) can meet in larger groups or meet indoors to compete and train. They can be joined by their coaches if necessary, or their parents and guardians if they’re under 18.Funerals and linked commemorative eventsFunerals are allowed with limits on attendance, and must only take place in COVID-secure venues or in public outdoor places. The venue manager or event organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment.Funerals can be attended by a maximum of 30 people and may take place indoors. Linked religious or belief-based commemorative events, such as wakes, stone settings and ash scatterings can also continue with up to 15 people in attendance.Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is guidance for arranging or going to a funeral during the coronavirus pandemic.Weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and receptionsNo more than 15 people (of any age) can be at a wedding, civil partnership ceremony or reception. Anyone working is not counted in these limits. Social distancing should be maintained between people who do not live together or share a support bubble.There is further guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships.Places of worshipYou can go to places of worship for a service. When a service is taking place indoors you must not mingle with anyone outside of your household or support bubble. You should maintain social distancing at all times, staying 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble.When a service is taking place outdoors, you must not mingle in groups larger than 6, except for groups from up to 2 households (a household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible). You should maintain strict social distancing from other groups and households at all times.You should follow the national guidance on the safe use of places of worship.Volunteering and charitable servicesYou can gather above the limit of 6 people or 2 households, or gather indoors, where this is reasonably necessary in order to provide voluntary or charitable services.You should follow the guidance on Volunteering during coronavirus (COVID-19).Other circumstances where you can gather in groups of more than six people or two householdsMaternityYou can be indoors with someone who is giving birth or receiving treatment in hospital. You should check the relevant hospital’s visiting policies. There is further NHS guidance on pregnancy and coronavirus.Avoiding injury or harmYou can gather in larger groups or indoors to provide emergency assistance, and to avoid injury or illness, or to escape a risk of harm (including domestic abuse).Compassionate visitsYou can gather in larger groups or indoors, with people outside your household or support bubble, to: You can also take part in formally organised outdoor sports or licensed physical activity with any number of people. This must be organised by a business, charity or public body and the organiser must take the required precautions, including the completion of a risk assessment. You should avoid contact in training and, for some sports, avoid contact in all activities. Read the guidance on what avoiding contact means for your sport.Indoor leisure facilities may open for you to exercise on your own, or with your household or support bubble.You must not meet indoors for sport, except for: PDF, 346KB, 32 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Slovak) to visit people in your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one) to provide informal childcare for children aged 13 or under as part of a childcare bubble (for example, to enable parents to work, not to enable socialising between adults) to provide emergency assistance to go to a support group of up to 15 participants, the limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian for respite care where that care is being provided to a vulnerable person or a disabled person, or is a short break in respect of a looked-after child to provide care or assistance for disabled or vulnerable people, including shopping for essential items and accessing services on their behalf You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare and cannot use it to mix with another household for any other reason (for example to socialise). You have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a childcare bubble. See the separate guidance on childcare bubbles.Parent and child groupsParent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors (but not in private homes or gardens) if they are for the benefit of children aged under 5 and organised by a business, charity or public body. This includes groups that are primarily focused on social and developmental activities.Parent and child groups must be limited to no more than 15 people. Children under five and anyone working or volunteering as part of the group, such as a group leader, are not counted in this number.Support groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their childrenSupport groups which provide support functions for parents, carers, or their children, such as breastfeeding or postnatal groups, which have to be delivered in person may continue to meet indoors, but must follow the same rules as other support groups. See the support groups section of this guidance.Providing care or assistanceYou can continue to gather in larger groups or meet indoors where this is reasonably necessary: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Hindi) If you’re in a support bubbleIf you are eligible to form a support bubble, you and your support bubble count as one household towards the limit of 2 households when meeting others outdoors. This means, for example, that you and your support bubble can meet with another household, even if the group is more than 6 people.Where you can meetYou can meet in a group of 6 or a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (including their support bubbles) outdoors. This includes private outdoor spaces, such as gardens, and other outdoor public places and venues that are open. These include the following: The limit of 15 does not include children under 5 who are accompanying a parent or guardian. Gatherings above the limit can take place where reasonably necessary for work or volunteering. Where a group includes someone covered by an exception (for example, someone who is working or volunteering to facilitate the group), they are not generally counted as part of the gatherings limit.Exercise, sport and physical activityYou can do unlimited exercise outdoors but there are limits on the number of people you can exercise with. It can be either: victims of crime (including domestic abuse) those with, or recovering from, addictions (including alcohol, narcotics or other substance addictions) or addictive patterns of behaviour those with, or caring for people with, any long-term illness or terminal condition or who are vulnerable (including those with a mental health condition) those facing issues related to their sexuality or identity (including those living as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender) those who have suffered bereavement vulnerable young people (including to enable them to meet youth workers) disabled people and their carers kitchens sleeping areas bathrooms indoor communal areas such as lounges, sitting areas and any lifts, staircases or internal corridors for entry and exit into the accommodation If you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader) and need aversion of this document in a more accessible format, please email [email protected] tell us what format you need. It will help us if you say what assistive technology you use. Keeping yourself and others safeSocial distancing is still very important. You should stay 2 metres apart from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings) if you cannot stay 2 metres apart.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus at all times, including if you have been vaccinated against COVID-19.You should follow this guidance in full to limit spreading COVID-19. It is underpinned by law.Face coveringsYou must wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops and places of worship, and on public transport, unless you are exempt or have a reasonable excuse. This is the law. Read guidance on face coverings.If you are clinically extremely vulnerableIf you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you could be at higher risk of severe illness from coronavirus.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable, you are no longer advised to shield. However, you should continue to follow the guidance for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable and are advised to continue taking extra precautions to protect yourself. It is important that you continue to keep the number of social interactions that you have low and try to limit the amount of time you spend in settings where it is difficult to maintain social distancing.If you have been vaccinated against COVID-19To help protect yourself and your friends, family, and community you should continue to follow all of the guidance on this page even if you’ve been vaccinated against COVID-19.The vaccines have been shown to reduce the likelihood of severe illness in most people. Like all medicines, no vaccine is completely effective, so those who have received the vaccine should continue to take recommended precautions to avoid infection.We do not know by how much the vaccine stops COVID-19 from spreading. Even if you have been vaccinated, you could still spread COVID-19 to others.Asymptomatic testingRapid lateral flow testing is now available free to anybody without symptoms. You can get your tests from pharmacies, testing sites, employers, schools, colleges and universities.Find out more about how to get rapid lateral flow testsTesting twice a week will help make sure you don’t have COVID-19, reducing the risk to those around you.If you have symptoms you should continue to get a PCR test. If you’re not sure, you can find out which coronavirus test you should get.Meeting family and friends indoorsYou must not meet indoors with anybody you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them (if you are eligible), or another legal exemption applies.Meeting friends and family outdoors (rule of 6)You can meet up outdoors with friends and family you do not live with, either: You must follow the social contact rules when travelling in private vehicles. This means you must not share enclosed private vehicles with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless an exemption exists, such as you are sharing the vehicle with someone working (e.g. a taxi). Where a vehicle is open air, you must follow the outdoor gathering limits.There is additional guidance on safer travel, including on the safe use of public transport.Travelling within the UK, the Republic of Ireland and the Channel IslandsTravelling to EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel to England.You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel from before making arrangements to travel.Provided you are permitted to travel from another part of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), you may enter England and are not required to quarantine on arrival. If you do travel to England, you must follow the restrictions on what you can and cannot do.Travelling from EnglandAcross the different parts of the Common Travel Area (the UK, the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man), there may be rules in place that restrict travel from England. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave England to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel.Travelling to or from Northern IrelandCurrently in Northern Ireland it is against the law to leave home without a reasonable excuse. Those arriving into Northern Ireland from another part of the Common Travel Area are asked to self-isolate for 10 days upon arrival. There are a number of exemptions to this request.Travelling to or from ScotlandNon-essential travel between Scotland and the rest of the UK, and the wider Common Travel Area, remains restricted. This means it is illegal to enter or leave Scotland unless you have a reasonable excuse. Travelling for a holiday is not a reasonable excuse. The guidance provides advice on reasonable excuses to travel to and from Scotland.Travelling to or from WalesThere are no restrictions in place for travel into or out of Wales as long as you are travelling within the UK or wider Common Travel Area (the Republic of Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man). Across the different parts of the Common Travel Area, there may be rules in place that restrict travel from Wales. You do not need a reasonable excuse to leave Wales to travel to other parts of the UK, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man or the Republic of Ireland. You should check the restrictions in place where you intend to travel to before making arrangements to travel. The guidance provides advice on travelling to and from Wales.International travelTravelling internationally from EnglandYou can only travel internationally from England where you have a reasonable excuse to leave the UK, such as work. International holidays are not permitted.Some jobs qualify for exemptions for certain travel related requirements, such as self isolation and testing. See guidance on which jobs and circumstances qualify for travel exemptions.If you do need to travel overseas (and have a reasonable excuse to do so), you are required to complete a mandatory outbound ‘Declaration to Travel’ form unless an exemption applies to you. You must state your reasons for travel on the form before leaving the UK.You should also consider the public health advice in the country you are visiting. You should look at the rules in place at your destination and the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) travel advice. You should do this even if you are returning to a place you’ve visited before.Travelling to England from outside the UKAll visitors to England are subject to the coronavirus restriction rules.People planning to travel to England should follow the guidance on entering the UK. Before travelling to the UK, you must complete a passenger locator form and have proof of a negative COVID-19 test result, unless you are exempt.All arrivals will need to take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on day 2 and day 8 of quarantining. Arrivals must book a travel test package. See the guidance on how to quarantine when you arrive in England.You cannot travel to the UK if you’ve visited or passed through a country where travel to the UK has been banned in the last 10 days, unless you’re: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Shahmukhi) This file may not be suitable for users of assistive technology. quarantine for 10 days in a managed quarantine hotel take a coronavirus (COVID-19) test on or before day 2 and on or after day 8 of quarantining, the tests are included in the hotel package follow the guidance on this page See the guidance on booking and staying in a quarantine hotel when you arrive in EnglandAdvice for visitors and foreign nationals in EnglandForeign nationals are subject to the national restrictions.If you are visiting the UK, you may return home. You should check whether there are any restrictions in place at your destination.Moving homeYou can still move home. People outside your household or support bubble should not help with moving house unless reasonably necessary.Estate and letting agents and removals firms can continue to work. If you are looking to move, you can go to property viewings.Follow the national guidance on moving home safely, which includes advice on social distancing, letting fresh air in, and wearing a face covering.Financial supportWherever you live, you may be able to get financial help.See further information on business support and financial support if you’re off work because of coronavirus.Businesses and venuesTo reduce social contact, some businesses must remain closed or follow restrictions on how they provide goods and services. You can read the full list of businesses required to remain closed in England.There is further guidance on reopening businesses and venues which explains which business will be permitted to open at each step of the roadmap.From 12 April, further venues will be permitted to open. Unless a specific exemption exists, you must only visit these as a single household or bubble indoors, or in a group of 6 people or 2 households outdoors.Outdoor areas at hospitality venues (cafes, restaurants, bars, pubs, social clubs, including in members’ clubs) can reopen. Hospitality venues can also provide takeaway alcohol. These venues may allow customers to use an inside bathroom and customers can order and pay indoors. At any premises serving alcohol, customers will be required to order, be served and eat/drink while seated (“table service”). Venues will be prohibited from providing smoking equipment such as shisha pipes, for use on the premises.Outdoor attractions at venues such as animal attractions, theme parks, and skating rinks will also be permitted to reopen. A full list can be found here. This does not include outdoor cinemas and theatres, which will be limited to drive-in performances only. When going to these events, you must not share your vehicle with anyone outside your household or support bubble, unless there is an exemption, such as for providing care to a vulnerable person or for work purposes.Businesses which are allowed to re-open that operate in otherwise closed attractions (such as a gift shop or a takeaway kiosk at an indoor museum) may only open where they are a self-contained unit and can be accessed directly from the street.Personal care services (including those provided from a mobile setting), indoor sports facilities, self-contained accommodation, and public buildings (such as community centres) may also reopen.Businesses eligible to host childcare and supervised activities for children will now be able to host these activities (including sport) for all children, regardless of circumstances.Healthcare and public servicesThe NHS and medical services remain open, including: PDF, 373KB, 36 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Punjabi Gurmukhi) PDF, 328KB, 29 pages PDF, 331KB, 33 pages car driving lessons car and trailer driving lessons large goods vehicle (LGV) training driving instructor training The following types of tests will restart: PDF, 262KB, 32 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (large print) PDF, 365KB, 38 pages PDF, 9MB, 49 pages PDF, 341KB, 32 pages on recreational team sport on outdoor sport and recreation in England for providers of grassroots sports and gym and leisure facilities (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (easy read) Large print, easy read and translations If you need to enter through a house to get to a garden or other outside space and there is no alternative access, you should wear a face covering, wash or sanitise your hands when entering, and then go straight to the outside space. If you need to use the bathroom, wash your hands thoroughly and go back outside immediately. You should maintain social distancing from anyone who is not in your household or support bubble, and hosts should follow fresh air (ventilation) guidance.When you can meet with more people or meet indoorsGatherings above the limit of 6 people or 2 households outdoors, or any gatherings indoors, can only take place if they are permitted by an exemption. These exemptions are listed on this page.This means, for example, a tradesperson can go into a household without breaking the limit if they are there for work, and the officiant at a wedding would not count towards the limit.Support and childcare bubblesYou have to meet certain eligibility rules to form a support or childcare bubble. This means not everyone will be able to form a bubble. See the separate guidance on support bubbles and childcare bubbles.You can only use a childcare bubble for childcare. You cannot use a childcare bubble to mix with another household for any other reason. This means you cannot use a childcare bubble to meet socially with another household.Going to workYou should continue to work from home where you can.If you cannot work from home you should continue to travel to your workplace. You do not need to be classed as a critical worker to go to work if you cannot work from home.Employers and employees should discuss their working arrangements, and employers should take every possible step to facilitate their employees working from home, including providing suitable IT and equipment to enable remote working. Where people cannot work from home, employers should take steps to make their workplaces COVID-19 secure and help employees avoid busy times and routes on public transport. Extra consideration should be given to those people at higher risk.COVID-secure guidelines are available for sectors across the economy to substantially reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19.See guidance for reopening businesses and venuesMeeting others for workYou can gather in larger groups or meet indoors where it is necessary for your work. This does not include social gatherings with work colleagues.Working in other people’s homesWhere it is reasonably necessary for you to work in other people’s homes you can continue to do so, for example if you’re a: on your own in a group of up to 6 people in a larger group of any size from up to 2 households (and their support bubbles, if eligible) dental services opticians audiology services chiropody chiropractors osteopaths other medical or health services, including services relating to mental health You should follow the guidance: Request an accessible format. Further guidance on hotels and other guest accommodation is available for self-contained holiday accommodation that is able to reopen.A full list of reasons can be found in the guidance on closing certain businesses and venues in England.Travelling within EnglandYou should continue to minimise the amount you travel where possible. This means you should avoid making unnecessary trips and combine trips where possible.If you need to travel: (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Bengali) PDF, 369KB, 26 pages Those who are campaigning for a specific outcome in elections or referendums can carry out door-to-door campaigning activity in accordance with guidance on elections and referendums during COVID-19.You can gather in larger groups or meet indoors for gatherings within criminal justice accommodation or immigration detention centres.If you break the rulesThe police can take action against you if you meet in larger groups. This includes breaking up illegal gatherings and issuing fines (fixed penalty notices).You can be given a fixed penalty notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.You can be fined £800 if you go to a private indoor gathering such as a house party of over 15 people from outside your household, which will double for each repeat offence to a maximum level of £6,400.If you hold, or are involved in holding, an illegal gathering of over 30 people, the police can fine you £10,000.Care home visitsYou should check the guidance on visiting care homes during COVID-19 to find out how visits should be conducted. Residents must follow the national restrictions if they are having a visit out of the care home.There is separate guidance for people in supported living.Staying away from home overnightYou can stay overnight in a campsite, caravan, boat, second home, or other self-contained accommodation. This should only be with your household or support bubble. You must not stay overnight with anyone not in your household or support bubble, unless a legal exemption applies.Self-contained holiday accommodation may reopen. This is accommodation in which facilities are restricted to exclusive use of a single household/support bubble. Such facilities include: PDF, 328KB, 32 pages You should follow the guidance on working in other people’s homes.Where a work meeting does not need to take place in a private home or garden, it should not.If you are clinically extremely vulnerable or live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerableIf you have been identified as clinically extremely vulnerable then you should continue to work from home where possible. If you cannot work from home, you can go to your workplace. Your employer is required to take steps to reduce the risk of exposure to COVID-19 in the workplace and should be able to explain to you the measures they have put in place to keep you safe at work. Some employers may introduce regular testing of employees as part of these measures. You may also want to consider how you get to and from work, for example, if it is possible to avoid using public transport during rush hour.If you live with someone who is clinically extremely vulnerable then you can continue to go to work if you are unable to work from home.You should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of coronavirus, including what to do to reduce your risk of catching or passing on the virus at home.If you are worried about going in to work or you cannot workThere is guidance if you need to self-isolate or cannot go to work due to coronavirus and what to do if you’re employed and cannot work.Citizens Advice has advice if you’re worried about working, including what to do if you think your workplace is not safe, or if you live with someone vulnerable.Support is available if you cannot work, for example if you need to care for someone or you have less work.There is further advice for employers and employees from ACAS (the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service).Going to school or collegeSchool pupils and students in further education should go to school and college.All schools, colleges and other further education settings are open for face-to-face teaching during term time. It remains very important for children and young people to attend, to support their wellbeing and education and to help working parents and guardians.Clinically extremely vulnerable pupils and students should go to school or college.There is further guidance on what parents need to know about early years providers, schools and colleges during COVID-19.Rapid lateral flow testing is now available for free for everyone in England. It is recommended for all secondary school pupils and college students, their families and all school and college staff.See the guidance on how you can get regular rapid tests if you do not have symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19).Universities and higher educationStudents in university and other higher education settings undertaking practical and practice based courses who require specialist equipment and facilities can go to in-person teaching and learning where reasonably necessary. Providers should not ask students to return if their course can reasonably be continued online.All other students should continue to learn remotely and remain where they’re living until in-person teaching starts again, wherever possible. Following a review, the government has announced that in-person teaching and learning should resume for all students alongside Step 3, which will take place no earlier than 17 May.Students who have returned to higher education settings, including university, should not move back and forward between their permanent home and student home during term time, unless they meet one of the exemptions.Higher education students who have moved to university accommodation will be able to return to a non-term residence before 29 April 2021, if they wish to. This will allow university students to return to a family or other address for the holidays. However, in order to minimise the risk of spreading COVID-19, students should remain in their term time accommodation where possible, especially those students who returned to campus from 8 March. Students should take a test before they travel.There is guidance for universities and students starting and returning to higher education.Students should follow the guidance on how to stop the spread of COVID-19 at all times.ChildcareAll children can go to registered childcare, childminders, wraparound care and other supervised children’s activities indoors and outdoors.Parent and child groups can take place indoors as well as outdoors, with restrictions on numbers attending. See the parent and child groups section of this guidance.Meeting others for childcarePeople can continue to gather indoors or in larger groups outdoors where this is reasonably necessary: disability sport sports with your household or support bubble sports as part of the curriculum in education supervised sport and physical activity for under-18s (including those who were under 18 on 31 August 2020), this should be limited to 15 participants 12 April: What’s changedSome of the rules on what you can and cannot changed on 12 April. However, many restrictions remain in place. You must not socialise indoors with anyone you do not live with, unless you have formed a support bubble with them, or another exemption applies. You should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the number of journeys you make where possible. You should get a test and follow the stay at home guidance if you have COVID-19 symptoms.You can read the ‘COVID-19 Response – Spring 2021’ (the roadmap) for more information on how COVID-19 restrictions will be eased in England. It is underpinned by law.From 12 April: in a group of up to 6 from any number of households (children of all ages count towards the limit of 6) in a group of any size from up to two households (each household can include an existing support bubble, if eligible) Driving lessons and learning to driveDriving tests and driving lessons may resume. Further guidance on learning to drive during coronavirus is available.You will be able to restart: PDF, 300KB, 36 pages (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Urdu) theory tests motorcycle tests LGV driving tests car and trailer driving tests visit someone who is dying visit someone in a care home (if permitted under care home guidance), hospital or hospice to accompany a family member or close friend to a medical appointment. to fulfil legal obligations to carry out activities related to buying, selling or moving house for the purpose of COVID-secure protests or picketing where the organiser has taken the required precautions, including completing a risk assessment where it is reasonably necessary to support voting in an election or referendum (such as vote counting or for legal observers). walk or cycle where possible you must not share a car with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble, unless your journey is made for an exempt reason plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport regularly wash or sanitise your hands wear a face covering on public transport, unless you’re exempt stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face coverings or increasing ventilation indoors) PDF, 282KB, 33 pages The NHS continues to carry out urgent and non-urgent services safely. It is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and gets help.The majority of public services will continue. These include: non-essential retail can reopen personal care services such as hairdressers and nail salons can reopen, including those provided from a mobile setting public buildings such as libraries and community centres can reopen outdoor hospitality venues can reopen, with table service only most outdoor attractions including zoos, theme parks, and drive-in performances (such as cinemas and concerts) can reopen some smaller outdoor events such as fetes, literary fairs, and fairgrounds can take place indoor leisure and sports facilities can reopen for individual exercise, or exercise with your household or support bubble all childcare and supervised activities are allowed indoors (as well as outdoors) for all children. Parent and child groups can take place indoors (as well as outdoors) for up to 15 people (children under 5 will not be counted in this number) weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, wakes and other commemorative events can take place for up to 15 people (anyone working is not included in this limit), including in indoor venues that are permitted to open or where an exemption applies. Wedding receptions can also take place for up to 15 people, but must take place outdoors, not including private gardens self-contained accommodation can stay open for overnight stays in England with your household or support bubble care home residents will be able to nominate two named individuals for regular indoor visits (following a rapid lateral flow test) you should continue to work from home if you can and minimise the amount that you travel where possible (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Farsi) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Polish) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Welsh) (COVID-19) Coronavirus restrictions: what you can and cannot do (Somali)last_img read more

Dark Star Orchestra Announces Second Leg Of Spring Tour

first_imgBeloved Grateful Dead tribute act Dark Star Orchestra has added a second leg to its upcoming spring tour. The group—comprised of Rob Barraco (keyboards, vocals), Rob Eaton (rhythm guitar/vocals), Dino English (drums/percussion), Rob Koritz (drums/percussion), Lisa Mackey (vocals), Jeff Mattson (lead guitar/vocals), and Skip Vangelas (bass/vocals)—will now swing through much of the Northeast in May.New stops on the tour include a show at The Wilbur in Boston, a two-night stand at The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY, and a pair of dates in upstate New York. The tour will wrap up with the seventh annual Dark Star Jubilee, a DSO-centric festival that will once again take place at Legend Valley in Thornville, OH over Memorial Day weekend. Hot Tuna, Los Lobos, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Nth Power, and more are all set to perform at the festival, which will also feature a set of Jerry Garcia Band tunes from DSO and Melvin Seals.Tickets for the newly-announced shows are now on sale via Dark Star Orchestra’s website. You can check out the full list of spring tour dates below.Dark Star Orchestra Spring 2018 Tour Dates:3/30 : The Jefferson Theater : Charlottesville, VA3/31 : Rams Head Live : Baltimore, MD4/3 : The Hamilton : Washington, D.C.4/4 : Harvester Performance Center : Rocky Mount, VA4/6 : Buckhead Theatre : Atlanta, GA4/7 : Buckhead Theatre : Atlanta, GA4/8 : Avondale Brewing Company : Birmingham, AL4/10 : The Orange Peel : Asheville, NC4/12 : Charleston Music Hall : Charleston, SC4/13 : The Fillmore Charlotte : Charlotte, NC4/14 : Ritz Raleigh : Raleigh, NC4/15 : Greenfield Lake Amphitheater : Greenfield, NC4/17 : The Stage On Bay : Savannah, GA4/19 : Wanee Festival : Live Oak, FL5/10 : Boston, MA – The Wilbur*5/11 : Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre*5/12 : Port Chester, NY – The Capitol Theatre*5/14 : Princeton, NJ – McCarter Theatre Center*5/15 : Wilmington, DE – The Queen*5/17 : Red Bank, NJ – Count Basie Theatre*5/18 : Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury Theater*5/19 : Jim Thorpe, PA – Penn’s Peak*5/20 : Baldwinsville, NY – Paper Mill Island*5/22 : Buffalo, NY – Town Ballroom*5/25 – 5/27 : Thornville, OH – Dark Star Jubilee*07/08 Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheater (w/ Keller Williams)*- newly announced date[Photo: Benjamin Adams]last_img read more

Level of campus sexual violence largely unchanged, survey says

first_imgLast April, the University convened the Harvard Student Survey on Sexual Assault & Misconduct, a tool designed to continue to guide policies that encourage a healthy, safe, and nondiscriminatory environment across campus. Today, Harvard announced the results to that survey in an email from President Larry Bacow.Similar surveys were administered at 32 other institutions of higher education as part of a cohort convened by the Association of American Universities (AAU). This is the second time Harvard has participated in such an AAU survey; in 2015 the University played a leading role in articulating the need for, and helping design, the study.The results from this year’s study say the prevalence of sexual violence at Harvard and other participating universities persists at the same level as in 2015. The Gazette sat down with Deputy Provost Peggy Newell and Cahners-Rabb Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School Kathleen McGinn, who co-chaired the steering committee focused on the survey’s implementation, to discuss the results, and what they mean for both the Harvard community and the culture of American higher education.Q&APeggy Newell and Kathleen McGinnGAZETTE: This year’s survey represents the largest data set gathered around student experiences with sexual violence, and the survey itself was an in-depth instrument. You’ve both spent a lot of time looking at the data. Can you give us a sense of some of the most important takeaways, based on what you’ve learned?Newell: First of all, I want to extend my gratitude to the more than 8,300 individuals at Harvard, and 180,000 nationwide, who took the significant step of devoting their time to respond to this survey, which took up to 45 minutes to complete. We asked individuals to respond to very difficult questions. In some cases, these questions may have caused students to remember difficult life experiences. This was not an easy survey to complete. It says a lot about our students that so many were willing to take part. Without them, we would be rudderless in our work to create a better Harvard, free from sexual harassment and assault.In short, the results are deeply disturbing. Broadly, Harvard students, and students nationwide, experience sexual violence at the same levels as they did in 2015. In both 2015 and 2019, survey responses reveal that slightly over 12 percent of Harvard students have experienced some form of nonconsensual sexual contact since coming to Harvard. This is unacceptable, and we must do more, together, to find ways to prevent sexual harassment and assault from occurring in the first place, and then to connect students to needed supports once they’ve experienced an incident.GAZETTE: Can you get into some of the specific drivers behind these incidents, who committed them, and where they took place?Mcginn: Overwhelmingly, at Harvard and at the 32 other AAU member participating institutions, the survey found that sexual assault occurs between students when alcohol has been consumed, and in on-campus housing. At Harvard, 80 percent of all reported incidents of sexual assault involved alcohol, and more than 75 percent of the incidents involved an offender who was a fellow student. For undergraduates, two-thirds of the incidents of sexual assault reported in the AAU survey took place in on-campus housing. This says to me that if we’re going to make change happen, we need to engage our community in the work.As members of the University leadership, Peggy and I take these results very seriously, and we recognize that we have a responsibility to each and every member of the Harvard community to respond to them, and to find ways to create a safer place to learn and to work. We will continue to work hand-in-hand with our Title IX Office, OSAPR (Office of Sexual Assault Prevention and Response), and Harvard’s Schools and units to develop programming and resources to best serve our community. But if we want to achieve our goal of preventing sexual harassment and assault before it happens, we need to do much more. Programming and resources are necessary but not sufficient; changing the culture in our community requires the input of each of us, faculty, staff, administrators, and especially students.GAZETTE: The results of the 2015 survey helped guide significant changes to the University’s Title IX Office, its policy and procedures, and the resources offered across Harvard. What are your hopes for how the 2019 survey can positively influence the community?Newell: Kathleen makes a critical point, that to get to where we want to be, a community free of sexual violence, we need to do the hard work of changing our culture, both here at Harvard and nationwide. We will continue to do the work of providing the best possible resources to our community. Since the 2015 survey, more than 65,000 students, faculty, and staff have participated in our online Title IX training module and/or through in-person training sessions. More than 50 trained Title IX coordinators support Harvard’s students, faculty, and staff across the University. Title IX student liaison and Title IX staff liaison committees have been formed to ensure that each School and unit is represented in conversations about how the Title IX Office can best provide its services across Harvard. Just this past week, the Title IX Office launched an online anonymous disclosure form as an additional tool for reporting an incident. Through Harvard University Health Services, OSAPR offers support to survivors, programming aimed at prevention and community education, and self-care programming for students. Each of our Schools has local efforts and programming aimed at making our community one that does not tolerate sexual harassment and sexual assault.I think most critically, though, and the survey shows this, is that we need to find ways to help students support their peers, and to be willing to intervene, both directly, and indirectly, when they see a classmate or colleague who needs help. We want students to think about what they can do to improve the culture of the institution, toward making it a safer place, to know that they can come forward when experiencing an incident, and that we are here to support them.Mcginn: One way we can help to support this kind of cultural change is by offering widely available, high-quality, bystander-intervention training. These programs are running in some schools and have been piloted with staff. While there’s very little data out there about what helps prevent sexual assault and violence on campuses, studies from Harvard sociology Professor Frank Dobbin do show that when peers, and in particular men and people of authority, participate in these types of trainings within organizations, progress can be made. Engaging the community in bystander-intervention programs has the potential to help students advocate for others, and think more carefully about their own behaviors, too. One encouraging finding from this year’s AAU survey is that a majority of Harvard students said they engaged in some kind of action when witnessing other students involved in various incidents that may have led to sexual assault or harassment. We need to continue to work with students to recognize and act in potentially problematic situations.We also need to ensure that those who experience sexual assault feel safe accessing the resources and support they need and want. There is a wealth of resources available to students at Harvard. This year’s survey showed that students are more aware of the available resources than they were previously. But many students who experience sexual assault and harassment choose not to access these resources. Students cite that the incident wasn’t “serious enough,” that they weren’t injured, that alcohol or drugs were involved, or even that “events like this seem common” as reasons to not access any of the support services available on campus. We need to respect some students’ preference for seeking support from family and friends, and acknowledge the effectiveness of this approach. At the same time, students, faculty, staff, and University administration need to work together to make it clear that sexual assault is unacceptable and to communicate that all sexual assault is — and will be treated as — “serious enough.”Community members who would like to learn more about the data can attend a town hall conversation about the results on Thursday at 6 p.m. in Science Center Hall C. The Longwood campus will simulcast the session at Snyder Auditorium in the Kresge Building at the T.H. Chan School of Public Health.last_img read more

With Carnival scrapped, Rio’s Sambadrome hosts vaccinations

first_imgRIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — In a normal year, Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome would be preparing for its great moment of the year: the world’s most famous Carnival parade. But a week before what should be the start of Carnival, the pandemic has replaced pageantry. The great celebration has been put on hold until next year as Rio struggles to quash a rise in COVID-19 cases. The city on Saturday opened a drive-thru immunization station at the Sambadrome, where a line of cars queued up on a broad avenue built for floats. Officials warn they’ll have no tolerance for those who try to celebrate with open street parades or clandestine parties.last_img read more

Green gifts

first_imgBoth veteran and novice gardeners have spent many hours taking care of plants and gardens while spending extra time at home this year.Whether they were trying new things, expanding their gardens or sprucing up their landscapes, gardeners planted new shrubs, experimented with flowering perennials, mulched and tended lawns.If you are looking for presents for the gardeners in your life, here are a few ideas for gifts that they will love from the Georgia Master Gardener Extension Volunteer office.Gloves – All gardeners everywhere need a really good pair of gloves, and not all gloves are created equally. The best gloves are lightweight and supple leather. They are great for protecting hands from splinters, thorns and other abrasives that comes from working in the soil. Those who love roses might want a pair of gloves with long sleeves for extra protection while tending their prized beauties. Disposable rubber gloves would be great for gardeners making pesticide applications.Pruning shears – New gardeners may be struggling with the inexpensive shears they bought this spring. Any gardener would delight in sturdy, sharp shears of differing sizes, such as needle-nosed shears for snipping perennials and annuals, especially for flower-arranging friends. Some may need a good set of bypass pruners that will do a great job on small twigs and those nips and tucks needed for shrubs. For the ambitious gardener, a new set of loppers or a pole saw for cleaning up small branches in trees may be welcome.Garden fork – A short-handled, three-tined garden fork with a round handle comes in handy for many gardening tasks – loosening weeds at their roots, turning over garden soil in beds and fluffing mulch.Wheelbarrow – This might be a tricky present to wrap and stash under the tree, but all gardeners need a wheelbarrow when working in the yard. For people with limited room for storage, there are collapsible canvas garden carts that will store in small spaces.Drip irrigation – Since gardeners have all been making our yards, gardens, patios, decks and balconies beautiful with plants of all kinds, we now have to invest time to keep everything hydrated when we go without rain. A really impressive present might be an irrigation system, but if that is too pricey, the pieces and parts for a DIY system would be great, too. They are not too hard to put together and make it so much easier to keep plants evenly watered.Gardening resource – Gardeners often need a good gardening reference. The Georgia Master Gardener Handbook can be ordered with a 50% discount code (Holiday50) at gives many people joy and the opportunity to share extra plants and homegrown produce with neighbors and friends. This year, it has also helped people get out of the house and stay active with a much-needed positive experience during a challenging time. So, if you know a gardener, consider these gift ideas to surprise and delight plant-loving friends and family.Visit to order the Georgia Master Gardener Handbook and other University of Georgia Cooperative Extension publications.last_img read more

‘Just the Beginning’ as Australia Flips Switch on World’s Largest Electric-Grid Battery

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Reuters:Tesla Inc switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free.“South Australia is now leading the world in dispatchable renewable energy,” state Premier Jay Weatherill said at the official launch at the Hornsdale wind farm, owned by private French firm Neoen.Tesla won a bid in July to build the 129-megawatt hour battery for South Australia, which expanded in wind power far quicker than the rest of the country, but has suffered a string of blackouts over the past 18 months.In a politically charged debate, opponents of the state’s renewables push have argued that the battery is a “Hollywood solution” in a country that still relies on fossil fuels, mainly coal, for two-thirds of its electricity.Supporters, however, say it will help stabilize the grid in a state that now gets more than 40 percent of its electricity from wind energy, but needs help when the wind dies down.“Storage can respond within a fraction of a second. It can address those stability issues very quickly without needing to resort to using large power plants,” said Praveen Kathpal, vice president of AES Energy, a losing bidder to build the battery.Highlighting industry hopes for the take-up of battery storage, Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited the site some 225 kms (141 miles) north of the state capital Adelaide in July, hailing the battery as “just the beginning.”Weatherill came under fire last year after the entire state went black following a major storm, and raced to shore up the state’s grid with a A$510 million ($385 million) plan, including ordering the big battery and installing diesel-fueled turbines.AES’s Kathpal, who is also chairman of the U.S. Energy Storage Association, said South Australia’s commitment to turn to energy storage was an important step for the rest of the industry.More: Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia’s grid ‘Just the Beginning’ as Australia Flips Switch on World’s Largest Electric-Grid Batterylast_img read more

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